I made it through another day. Well, there is still another hour and fifty-six minutes. How can I sum up this day...hmm, surprising? Uneventful? Blasé? All of those. Probably the most interesting thing was a contact from someone I once knew. In fact the last time I heard from him he said he wanted to … Continue reading I Made It
When I write it is problematic for me. It causes people to either freak out or say good job. This is my open journal of life, my thoughts, intentions, my failures and fears. I am going to take a break. When and if I feel it is time to return, I will. If not, good … Continue reading Should I or shouldn’t I?
Ok, here a few observations: Christians are busy, especially Christian leaders in any capacity. Much is left to the intervention and "will" of God, at least until the revelation of failure in which men intervene and become their own almighty gods. Christians assume an awful lot, and in doing so, they have grown lazy in … Continue reading The Disturbing Trend of Leaving Everything to God
A lonely person will make very poor choices when desperate for any sort of intimacy. Combine the loneliness with an inferiority complex and it becomes dangerous. Add to that a fear of intimacy and get ready for certain disaster. I am replaying in my mind the many situations in which I exemplified what not to … Continue reading A lesson from Kill Bill
Dear church, If you want to keep sticking your head in the sand, don't read the linked story. "...Biblical teachings about grace and repentance were being weaponized against victims, pressuring them into offering an easy forgiveness to their abusers." (excerpt from Rachael Denhollander ) First Woman To Accuse Nassar Says Church Can Be One Of 'Worst … Continue reading The Church is… the Worst!
Spouting pat sayings are nothing new, whether within the church or without. We all have a few up our sleeve that we pull out at opportune times. They are the quotes we've had bored into our psyches and belief systems that may have a bit of truth, but fall significantly short of their supposed all-inclusive and far-reaching … Continue reading In Your Mind
First, confession time: I have found myself lingering at the well of authenticity without moving into the deeper heart change that precedes a holier lifestyle. I question myself first before you today. How am I becoming more like Christ? Am I willing to push through my pain to find my place in the church again? Am I willing to … Continue reading Wearing Authenticity Proudly
This week, I had the rare opportunity to share my personal story with a group of men, most of whom I did not know. I told them of all the mistakes I made, the willful disobedience and rebelliousness that infected my heart and how I eventually suffered complete and utter failure that reduced every hope and dream to a pile of … Continue reading In your face Satan.. Its Celebration Time!
Prayer is a powerful tool in the arsenal of the Christian. I will not waste my precious few words here disputing that truth, that would be futile. However, I do want to challenge us in our thinking to go beyond the posture of supplication into bold and energetic action. The Holy Spirit is our intercessor with the … Continue reading Prayer and Presence